Martin Chulov, The Guardian: Syria aid convoy attack: what evidence is there that Russia is to blame?
US is not revealing what evidence it has to support claim Moscow was responsible, but the strike’s accuracy raises suspicions
The attack on an aid convoy in Syria on Monday, carried out at night on an unlit road on the western outskirts of Aleppo, was sustained and highly effective – 18 of 31 trucks were destroyed, along with a nearby depot that was to receive the supplies.
Witnesses, among them aid workers who were travelling in the trucks and rescue workers who attended the aftermath, have described the sound of multiple explosions over at least an hour. They have also described the sound of jets repeatedly crossing the sky above them.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 21, 2016
Why Russia Bombed the Aid Convoy -- Tom Rogan, NRO
Syria: Finding opportunity in a post-ceasefire crisis -- James Denselow, Al Jazeera
Syria’s Civil War -- Glen Carey, Bloomberg
What Will Year Two of Russia's Syria Intervention Bring? -- Fabrice Balanche. Real Clear World
Why Iran never counted on US-Russia agreement -- Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor
Forget isolation. Israel’s diplomatic ties have never been better. -- Josh Cohen, Reuters
The Other North Korean Threat -- Scott B. MacDonald, National Interest
What’s next for the Central African Republic? -- Linda Staude, DW
Africa’s future? There’s a case for optimism -- Georges Desvaux and Acha Leke. iol
The End of the European Supernation? -- Ana Palacio, Project Syndicate
'New KGB' plans betray Putin's anxiety -- Mark Galeotti, European Council on Foreign Relations
From Estonia, lessons for the Age of Cyberwar -- Isabelle de Pommereau, CSM
The May doctrine: Britain is still a global player (really) -- Tom McTague, Politico
Obama’s UN speech revealed a paradox at the heart of global politics -- Zack Beauchamp, VOX
New Yorkers After The Bombing: resilient or Fatigued? -- Max Kutner
Deplorable Elites -- Conrad Black, NRO
Trudeau wins over UN with strange speech full of liberal platitudes -- John Ivison, National Post
A Brief History of Presidential Candidates Standing in Front of Airplanes -- The Atlantic